The Phoenix has revived its late-night After Dark programme, much to the delight of Oxford's film fans. The programme kicked off with the highly quotable comedy by the Coen brothers, which follows the misadventures of hapless stoner Jeffrey “the Dude” Lebowski, however future films will also include Sam Raimi's 1981 cult horror The Evil Dead (02.11) and Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction (24.11). The former starts at 23:30, the latter at 23:15.Keeping with the theme of the evening, the staff at the Phoenix will be holding competitions and serving iconic drinks, such as the Five-Dollar Shake, at the upstairs bar. Last Sunday's guests had the opportunity of relaxing with a White Russian, the Dude's customary cocktail, prior to the screening. Making their way to the screen, people also had the chance of trying some White Russian-flavoured ice cream, courtesy of G&Ds. Watching this cult classic, surrounded by fans and like-minded people, with cocktail in hand, was truly one of the best ways to see the film and a very memorable Movie-going experience.
I am certain, future After Dark events will prove to be just as, if not more, enjoyable.